Mississippi First is committed to producing and providing documents and resources that will help to raise public awareness around key education reform issues in Mississippi. Most recently, Mississippi First has been working on creating a variety of resources specific to charter schools in the state….
We’ve gotten a few questions about recent reports that we gave $25,500 to the Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board. Please see below for a press release about the subgrant and its purposes. ### PRESS RELEASE Mississippi First MacKenzie Stroh Director of Communications firstname.lastname@example.org 662.743.4055 On…
A Jackson group is looking to convert Lanier High into a charter school. Here’s how they can do it.
Lt. Governor Tate Reeves has announced his three nominees for the Public Charter School Authorizing Board. With these nominations, all seven seats on Mississippi’s lone charter school authorizer have been filled, pending Senate approval. Other nominations were made by Governor Bryant (3 nominations) and State…
Legislators are considering a stand-alone charter bill and an omnibus education bill that includes charter schools.
Senate passess omnibus education bill, which was amended in committee to include charter schools.
Watch the video of MSF Executive Director Rachel Canter discussing Charter Schools with Sen. Hob Bryan
The legislature is moving forward on charter school legislation, and MSF is keeping you informed.
As many of you know, several weeks ago, the House let its version of charter legislation (HB888) die on the calendar. SB2401, the Senate’s charter bill which was substantially similar to HB888, was defeated in the House Ed Committee last week by a vote of…
A great deal of activity has taken place on the charter school issue here in the Magnolia State. Below is a brief rundown of what’s been going on: Legislation HB888, the House version of the “Mississippi Public Charter School Act of 2012,” is officially dead….